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Minnesota TimberwolvesUtah Jazz
March 15, 9:00 PM | EnergySolutions Arena

Minnesota Timberwolves vs Utah Jazz Odds

22-21TEAM RECORD20-22

Minnesota travels to Utah on Thursday, hoping to boost its 22-21 mark with a victory over the Jazz.

Utah battles the Timberwolves, currently with a 22-21 mark (24-19 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 21-20-1 for the Jazz and 21-21-1 for the Timberwolves.

View Minnesota vs Utah Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Jazz in this one, they're listed as 4-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 201 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 10-rated Timberwolves taking on the No. 18-rated Jazz in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-97 win for the Timberwolves on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Utah's No. 13-rated squad against Minnesota's No. 3-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Utah rates No. 30 in the league with 3.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 12 with 6.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Timberwolves feature the league's No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 98.7 points per game. Utah, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the league in scoring at home.

Minnesota won its last outing, a 127-124 result against the Suns on March 12. The Timberwolves covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 251 combined points took the game OVER the total. Kevin Love poured in 30 points for Minnesota on Monday, as they defeated Phoenix 127-124 at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Utah was a 120-111 loser on the road against the Suns. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (231) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Jazz got 18 points from Al Jefferson, but it was Phoenix that prevailed in a 120-111 final on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Minnesota Timberwolves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing LA Lakers are 5-5
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Utah Jazz Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Timberwolves at Jazz trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Minnesota's last 13 games when playing Utah
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing on the road against Utah
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Utah's last 13 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Utah's last 8 games when playing at home against Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Utah's last 7 games
Utah is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Next up:
Minnesota at LA Lakers, Friday, March 16
Utah home to Golden State, Saturday, March 17

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